Genetic flaw in males triggers onset of liver cancer, diabetes
MSU researchers have uncovered a genetic deficiency in males that can trigger the development of one of the most common types of liver cancer and forms of diabetes.View story photos
Home teams hold the advantage
The home team holds the advantage over visitors – at least in the plant world. However, a mere handful of genetic adaptations could even the playing field.View story photos
Hard rock life
Scientists are digging deep into the Earth’ssurface collecting census data on the microbial denizens of the hardened rocks.What they’re finding is that, even miles deep and halfway across the globe,many of these communities are somehow quite similar.View story photos
College of Human Medicine raffling new car for fundraiser
The MSU College of Human Medicine is raffling a 2013 MINI Cooper to fundraise for new research equipment used to study Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.
Mandela legacy lives on
In 1978, Michigan State University became the first major U.S. public university to divest its portfolio of corporations operating in South Africa. At the time, South Africa was plagued by apartheid and MSU leaders refused to support such social injustice.
Nelson Mandela remembrance program to take place Dec. 9
The MSU Museum remembers Nelson Mandela with a special program led by Cajetan "CJ" Iheka, doctoral student in the Department of English and 2013 Nelson Mandela Museum/MSU Museum Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Set in stone: MSU home to national pavement preservation center
With nearly 4 million miles of public roads criss crossing the United States and millions of dollars spent to maintain them, it’s imperative that researchers look for better ways to preserve these roadways.View story photos
Shutdown, health reform hurt Obama
President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in three years, while Gov. Rick Snyder gained ground in MSU's latest State of the State Survey.View story photos
Seminars in research and technology to be held Dec. 17-18
IT Services will offer two days of no-cost workshops on research and instructional technology Dec. 17 and 18.
Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies. Love and marriage. Rock and roll. Spaghetti and meatballs. Chips and salsa. Cheese and crackers. Tom Izzo and basketball. Some things were just made to go together. Individually, each thing is fine, but together they become something even better. (I just realized most of my examples are food—it must be getting close to lunchtime). And then there are those things that seem diametrically opposed. Fire and ice. Oil and water. Cats and dogs. Democrats and Republicans. Michigan and Michigan State. (Or maybe this week it’s more like Michigan State and Ohio State). Either way, these things just don’t really go together. Or do they? A campfire on an icy night is beautiful. With the addition of just an egg and a mix, oil and water can make delicious brownies. My Facebook feed is often filled with adorable pictures of cats and dogs cuddling. Occasionally politicians do work together across the aisles. And believe it or not, though rivals in the sports arena, Michigan and Michigan State actually do a lot of great work together. In the academic realm, there’s a lot of respect and collaboration. Many people might not even know that UM, MSU and Wayne State are part of the University Research Corridor that aims to transform, strengthen and diversify the state’s economy.View story photos